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The 2022 Rhone Rangers Experience 

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January 19, 2022 (Paso Robles) The national Rhone Rangers will host the 14th “Rhone Rangers  Experience” on Sunday, February 20, 2022, in Paso Robles, CA.  A full day is planned during the  annual Presidents’ Weekend event, including a “Rhone Essentials” seminar, Vintners’ Luncheon,  Grand Tasting of 200+ wines, and a Silent Auction benefitting the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund.  Rhone Rangers from throughout the organization will be represented, including wineries from Paso  Robles, Santa Barbara County, Monterey County, Napa, Sonoma, the Sierra Foothills, and Oregon.   

The Rhone Rangers, who are dedicated to the education and the promotion of American Rhone  varietal wines, will present a top example of each of the principal categories of Rhone wines during  the seminar.  The morning session will be moderated by wine journalist Stacy Briscoe, who is also  the Managing Editor of Wine Industry Advisor, with a panel of winemakers and principals who have  chosen the Rhone Ranger route.  Rhone Rangers representing the nine essential categories include: Viognier – Miner Family Winery, Obscure White-Rhone Varietal (Clairette Blanche) – Tercero  Wines, White-Rhone Blend – Tablas Creek Vineyard, Dry Rosé – Alta Colina Vineyard & Winery,  Grenache – Lindquist Family Wines, Mourvèdre – Brecon Estate, Syrah – Jaffurs Wine Cellars,  Obscure Red Varietal (Cinsault) – Thacher Winery, and Red-Rhone Blend – Calcareous Vineyard.  Following the seminar, participants will enjoy an al fresco luncheon prepared by Chef Jeffery Scott.   

The afternoon segment of the Rhone Rangers Experience will include a Grand Tasting of 200+  wines from Rhone Rangers members, including top single Rhone varietals and the best in Rhone  blends. Throughout the tasting, guests are invited to bid on auction lots donated by Rhone Ranger  member wineries, with proceeds benefitting the Rhone Rangers scholarship fund. 

An “All-Access” package is available, including the Seminar, Luncheon, and early-entry into the  Grand Tasting and Silent Auction ($150 per person + tax/fees), or guests may select the Grand  Tasting/Silent Auction afternoon segment ($65 per person + tax/fees). Trade and media inquiries  may be sent to [email protected]. For additional information and to reserve tickets, visit the  Rhone Rangers website, www.rhonerangers.org. The event does require proof of vaccination or a  negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event at check-in on February 20, 2022. 

About the Rhone Rangers 

Founded in 1998, the Rhone Rangers are a group of 100+ wineries throughout the United States dedicated to making wines from the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhône  Valley.   With a mission to educate and promote American Rhone varietal wines, the organization holds  special events and fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds for the Rhone Rangers Scholarship  Fund, which benefits students studying viticulture, enology and wine business.

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